Florida prison inmates will make face masks for their correctional officers

first_imgThe Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced that Florida inmates will be making cloth face masks for correctional officers as the number of inmates with COVID-19 continues to go up.Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) and Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE) will be making cloth face masks using the CDC’s templates.“It’s critical we take all precautions necessary to minimize the potential risk to the inmate population and staff charged with their care and custody,” FDC Secretary Mark Inch said.The release says the masks will first be distributed to correctional officers, probation officers and staff in high-risk geographic areas of the state. After that the masks will go to institutions which have large at-risk inmate populations.Prisons are currently a hotspot for coronavirus infections due to the overcrowded living conditions.last_img read more

Ateneo nears semis; Banko ousts Adamson

first_imgIn collecting its second straight victory, BanKo Perlas chucked Adamson-Akari out of the running Sunday night.The Perlas Spikers repeated over the Lady Falcons, 25-17, 25-17, 15-18, to occupy solo second spot in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre inSan Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brothers turn dream gym into reality It was BanKo Perlas’ second straight win after it downed Iriga-Navy last Oct. 24.In the main game, Motolite-Ateneo placed one foot in the semifinals while using the other to kick Iriga-Navy closer to an early vacation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUsing their full strength, the Lady Eagles firmed up its hold of the leadership after disposing of the Lady Oragons, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22.With veteran Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, Dzi Gervacio and Joy Dacoron combining forces, the Perlas Spikers touched off the rout by playing at their own pace. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Lady Falcons tried to shoot their way out of it, out-attacking the Perlas Spikers, 14-9, in the first set. But they also threw away 13 points on errors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Sickle Cell Awareness to Go Across the Country

first_imgA Liberian Medical Doctor specialized in treating sickle cell disease, Dr. Venee Tubman, says as an effort to save more new born babies with the disease, she will expand her program to other counties.She gave the assurance on Saturday at a program marking the official launch of Sickle Cell awareness at Naklee Brisbane Sickle Cell Education Center on 24th Street, Sinkor-Monrovia. Dr. Tubman disclosed that there are many babies who die every year due to sickle cell which she said is “very dangerous” to the health of the people.“It is my hope to extend this to all of the counties to save many lives that are effected with the disease. And with the support from the Government f Liberia, I will help save more lives,” Dr. Tubman assured.She encouraged Liberians to join the process by taking their children to the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital at the pediatric center for checkup and treatment. According to her, the program is to educate families about the danger of the sickness and to encourage them to seek medical care for the condition.The program was organized by Dr. Tubman with support from the Ministry of Health (MOH) to create the necessary awareness about sickle cell disease.She described the process as “very important” to save the lives of babies and to reduce the high mortality rate usually caused by the disease.“At JFK, I have introduced newborn screening for sickle cell disease. When a baby has this sickness, he/she will be short of blood, look malnourished and the condition causes serious problem. At some point, that child will not survive,” she told our reporter.“This is why I am in Liberia (my home country) to contribute by saving many lives that are in danger of the disease,” she added.This, she said is done according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which believes sickle cell disease can be managed by simple procedures, including high fluid intake, a healthy diet, folic acid supplementation, pain medication, penicillin prophylaxis and pneumococcal vaccination against infections.Dr. Tubman is a Harvard Medical School instructor in pediatrics and attending physician in pediatric hematology/oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Berbice claim “Dassy” inter-county trophy

first_imgBerbice claimed the 2018 “Dassy” 20-over white ball four-team inter-county one-day competition trophy after beating arch-rivals Demerara by 30 runs on Saturday at Keele Top Ground, Toronto.The victorious Berbice team strike a pose with their prizesBerbice chose to bat first after winning the toss and reached a moderate 106 all out in 16.3 overs, but Demerara were skittled out for 76 in the penultimate over.Only Ian Baldeo with 14 for the runners-up offered any resistance as Andy Persaud snatched four wickets for 14 runs from his four overs and was supported by Riaz Kadir, who collected two for 16 off three overs.Earlier, Berbice, led by former Guyana skipper Damodar Daesrath, struggled for runs as they lost wickets at regular intervals. The experienced Yadram Bogh played responsibly though to score 28, laced with three sixes.Captain Troy Gobin, an ex-Guyana youth batsman, finished with two wickets for 12 runs off his three overs.Persaud was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP).In the preceding two semi-final matches, Berbice beat Essequibo by 18 runs while Demerara got the better of defending champions Canadian All-Stars by four wickets.Berbice 158-7 off 20 overs: Farouk Hussien – 40 and Daesrath 28. Essequibo, in reply, 142-8 off 20 overs: Narindra Mandolall 61 not out; Andy Persaud 3-15 (3).Canadian All-Stars 117-7 off 20 overs: Rabindra Diaram 28 and Anil Samuel 24; Ramo Malone 3-18 (4) and Troy Gobin 3-31 (4). In reply, Demerara made 118-6 off 19 overs: Surajpaul Deosaran 37; Diaram 2-10 (4).Berbice received a trophy and Cds$2000, and Demerara collected a trophy and Cds$500. Persaud received a trophy for being the MVP in the final.Bogh was given a trophy for the most runs in the final while Persaud also took home a trophy for the most wickets in the final. Mandolall captured the prize for the most runs for the day and the highest individual score as well. Most wickets for the day went to Persaud while Samuel was given a trophy for the best catch of the day.Organiser Daesrath was full of praise for the generosity of the sponsors in 2018. The competition was inaugurated in 2017. (Ravi Madholall)last_img read more

Hearings to probe military spin on Tillman, Lynch

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. House committee announced Tuesday it would hold hearings on misleading military statements made after the friendly-fire death of Pat Tillman in Afghanistan and the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch in Iraq. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said an April 24 hearing would be part of its investigation into whether there was a strategy to mislead the public. “The truth, the truth – this is only a search for the truth,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a news conference in San Francisco. “It’s about holding this administration accountable for the message that it sends out. … It’s about reality.” Word of the hearings comes two weeks after the Pentagon released the findings of its own investigations into the death of Tillman, who walked away away from a lucrative NFL career to join the Army after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He was killed three years ago – April 22, 2004. The committee has been quietly investigating the case and decided to add Lynch to the scope of its probe. One or more members of the Tillman family will probably testify, the committee said. Tillman’s mother and father did not immediately return calls for comment Tuesday. Lynch’s spokeswoman, Aly Goodwin Gregg, said Lynch also will testify. “She was very interested in doing so. She’s used every opportunity to tell what really happened and to talk about the real heroes of that day,” Gregg said. Tillman’s family members have said the previous probes were inadequate and did not sufficiently address then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s role in hiding the truth from them for five weeks about how the former NFL player died. The Army publicly maintained during that time that Tillman had been killed by enemy fire, though dozens of officers knew his fellow Rangers shot him after a chaotic ambush. Tillman’s death received worldwide attention because he had walked away from the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army. Lynch, a 21-year-old former Army supply clerk, became one of the most visible faces of the war when she was rescued from an Iraqi hospital after being captured by Iraqi forces April 1, 2003. Eleven U.S. soldiers were killed where her convoy was attacked, and six, including Lynch, were captured. Her videotaped rescue by special forces branded Lynch a heroine at a time the U.S. war effort seemed bogged down. It also stirred complaints of government media manipulation. It wasn’t clear if the committee planned to call officials with knowledge of the cases to testify during the hearing. The committee, run by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, a frequent Bush administration critic, has launched several investigations since Democrats took power in Congress in January. It has not issued subpoenas in any of its probes, including one into the administration’s claims that Iraq sought uranium from Niger and another into lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s contacts at the White House. The House Armed Services Committee also is considering holding Tillman hearings, a spokeswoman for that panel said Monday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgRory’s Winning Punters!A YEAR ago his song was on the lips of Donegal fans worldwide as his ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ became the hippest GAA anthem of all time.Sadly there’s no good news on the Donegal GAA front this September weekend – unless you’re Rory Gallagher from Kilcar…and your pub is so popular on a holiday island, you have to move to a bigger venue!And it’s all because too many people were turning up for the craic in his fun-filled bar in Lanzarote. “We have a new venue and we will be open next Monday,” Rory told Donegal Daily.“We just had to get a bigger bar as we were getting done by the local police for overcrowding!“The new pub holds 200 people now, and the new venue is just a 2 minute walk down the road from my last bar in old town Puerto del Carmen.“I couldn’t let the old bar go though so I’m going to run two. The smaller bar is being converted into a sports bar and as I am so modest I’m just going to call it ‘Gallaghers’. “I think all will be fine though,” said the Kilcar native.“If it doesn’t work out we might have to move to bigger premises in Letterkenny instead!”Rory admitted he was nervous about his new venture but insisted: “My nerves are wrecked….but we are going to give it a go and looking forward to the challenge.“And of course everyone from Donegal is invited to the Monday night opening party (flights not included!).” RORY’S WINNING PUNTERS! SINGER FORCED TO OPEN SECOND PUB IN LANZAROTE was last modified: September 20th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJIMMY’S WINNING MATCHESLanzarotepubsRory Gallagherlast_img read more


first_imgTyrone have ripped up the script and put it up to Donegal in this Ulster Championship semi-final at Clones.Mickey Harte’s men are closing down Donegal and went in a point ahead at half time thanks to a late Penrose score.Tyrone are playing Donegal at their own game with a blanket defence and are breaking quickly down the wings to trouble Donegal. Jim McGuinness will need to change his tactics during the break if he is to stop Tyrone form stopping his own team from playing.Donegal won the toss and decided to play against the strong wind in the first half.After just two minutes Donegal were dealt a major blow when Neil Magee through injury and he was replaced by David Walsh.Donegal settled and Mark McHugh scored a wonderful opening point after just three minutes. Tyrone leveled things on five minutes with a successful long range free from Joe McMahon.Veteran Stephen O’Neill added another a minute late to put Tyrone in front.Michael Murphy got his first chance from a free after eight minutes and didn’t fluff his lines.At this stage Tyrone looked sharp and were playing Donegal at their own game by putting them under pressure in possession.Tyrone went 0-3 to 0-2 when Donnelly closed down on goal but opted for a point. Joe McMahon had a golden chance for a goal for Tyrone but Paul Durcan puled off a fine stop after 16 minutes.At this stage Tyrone looked the more settled and were finding answers to break through Donegal’s blanket defence.McBrearty leveled things again for Donegal with a fine point after he was fed by Neil Gallagher.After missing a couple of possible chances, Conor Clarke scored a fine point to put Tyrone ahead again on 25 minutes. Letterkenny’s Rory Kavanagh missed a chance a minute later to level the scores when he pulled his shot wide.Donegal got a free and Murphy took Donegal’s first score since the 18th minute in the 29th minute to make it 0-4 to 0-4.Tyrone were bringing the ball out of defence well and Donegal were unable to get the tackle in early.Sean O’Neill put Tyrone in front again but Ryan Bradley won a free and Colm McFadden registered his first point as the half-time whistle drew close.TYRONE RIP UP SCRIPT AND PUT DONEGAL UNDER PRESSURE – DONEGAL 0-5 TYRONE 0-6 (HT) was last modified: June 30th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgClick on the video above to enjoy some of the action from last Saturday’s brilliant Northfit Corporate Fitness Challenge.A whole host of local businesses competed in both the morning and afternoon sessions of the event, in what turned out to be an incredibly enjoyable event for all participants. The event encouraged business to get active again by participating in a whole host of fun and ‘wacky events’.The main theme of the event was to promote fitness and well-being in a working environment.On the day businesses competed with each other on a head-to-head basis.While it was competitive, there was an element of fun to all challenges and despite a small bit of cheating from a few teams, it was all played out in the right spirit. Packie Mailey from Northfit told Donegal Daily that he was absolutely delighted with how the event went.Packie said, “It was a great day, we couldn’t have envisaged it would’ve been as successful as it was, but we’re absolutely delighted with the reaction we received.“Everybody who participated in the event, really enjoyed themselves, and that was our main priority when we launched the event.“I want to thank all businesses who participated and those who helped sponsor the event.“We’re hoping to run another one, sometime next month and we’ll be announcing details on that shortly.  DDTV: NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS! was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnewsNorthfit Corporate Challengelast_img read more

La Mirada 55, Glenn 7

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Brian Hawkins scored Glenn’s lone touchdown an 86-yard run in the second quarter. Bob Daily NORWALK — With an explosive offense and a crushing defense, the visiting La Mirada High School football team posted a 55-7 Suburban League victory over Glenn High School at Excelsior Memorial Stadium on Friday night. La Mirada got an early jump on Glenn, scoring 12 points in the first quarter on a pair of touchdown runs from running back George Salcido. center_img The Matadores scored four more touchdowns in the second quarter to take an insurmountable lead. Quarterback Trevor Blood was involved in all of the second-half scoring, with two touchdown runs and two touchdown passes. La Mirada’s swarming defense simply dominated play the entire night. Josh Lomeli and Chris Dixon recovered Glenn fumbles, Brian Barr and Scott Demoss intercepted passes, and seven different Matadores accounted for tackles for losses on the night. last_img read more


first_imgCllr James Pat Mc Daid has called on the Minister for Transport to reinstate Strategic road monies and LIS grants for Donegal.Cllr James Pat McDaidHe said that it has been too long for roads like Letterkenny to Glenties, Ramelton to Letterkenny and roads like the Back of Errigal getting no funding for realignmnent works.He said it is a huge loss to the county and numerous roads across the county need extensive repairs and upgrading to be made safer. He also called for the reinstatement of grants for the LIS roads which is a major issue especially in rural parts of Donegal.Some of these roads have not been done now for 10-15 years and are deteriorating rapidly and in a state of disrepair.“These small country laneways need to be maintained and this grant must be reinstated because people simply cannot afford to fix it by themselves as there is just too many taxes and charges now a days . They use to be a 90% grant for these laneways and many people benefitted from this when it was accessible.”Mc Daid added that he did not accept previous responses from the Minister saying that the Council roads budget could be top sliced for LIS roads, we cannot afford to do this in Donegal our roads are currently under funded and could make the annual roads budget any smaller to facilitate LIS roads. He said leading up to the General Election commitments should be made by all parties for the reinstatement of these grants as it is a huge issue right across the whole of Donegal and he’s hoping that he will play a leading role in the campaign.Cllr McDaid has also hammered into Govt. road spending of €27bn plan, which it says will create 45,000 construction jobs.“There is not one red cent for for key roads like the Letterkenny to Lifford road and indeed the Bonagee link road for Letterkenny.“These are major road projects that are badly needed and its very disappointing to see the Government to ignore them once again,” he said.“The grand plan includes a series of new road and schools programmes, as well as the construction of a new Metro North rail line. But we have been left behind yet again up here in Donegal where it is needed most,” he added. DONEGAL ROADS NEED MONEY NOT PROMISES – McDAID was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cllr Jams Pat McDaidROADSlast_img read more